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Zoo Animal Mysteries
Submitted by: Christie Baldwin, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
I Feel a Foot! by:Rinck, Maranke
Five animal friends, awakened by a strange noise, discover a creature in the dark that seems to be a giant-sized version of each of them.
Zoo-Looking by:Fox, Mem
While Flora visits the zoo with her father, not only does she look at the animals but some of them turn to look at her.
A Stickler on Stilts by:Olson, Gillia M.
"Simple text and full-color photographs present a mystery zoo animal, one feature at a time, until its identity is revealed"--Publisher.
Sylvie by:Sattler, Jennifer
When Sylvie the pink flamingo learns her color comes from the little pink shrimp she eats, she decides to expand her choices, trying everything under the sun and, unfortunately, overdoing it.
Songs
We're Going to the Zoo
We're Going to the Zoo!
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We're Going to the Zoo, to the Zoo, to the Zoo!

We're Going to the Zoo, won't you join us to?

We'll see lions and tigers too, tigers too, tigers too!

All at the Zoo!

We'll see chimpanzees, chimpanzees, chimpanzees!

We'll see chimpanzees, swinging from the trees!

We'll find the kangaroos, kangaroos, kangaroos,

We'll find the kangaroos, hopping around at the zoo!

http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/supersongs.cfm?songsid=391
100 Animals
100 Animals
(Chant)

I went to the zoo
And what did I see?
100 animals
Looking at me.
There were,
10 tall giraffes, eating from the trees.
10 silly monkeys, scratching on their knees.
10 sleeping snakes, lying in the sun.
10 munching elephants, eating peanuts one by one.
10 leaping tigers, performing in the shows,
10 pink flamingos, standing on their toes.
10 grouchy bears, trying to get some sleep.
10 happy hippos, in the water deep.
10 roaring lions, walking two by two.
10 galloping zebras, all living in the zoo

http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/supersongs.cfm?songsid=2002
Craft
Cut pieces of poster board the size of the HCPL puzzle die-cut. Tell the children to color their own zoo animal filling up as much of the white space as possible. Use the puzzle and die-cut machine in the story time to cut the children's zoo animals into their own "zoo animal mystery". Give them a baggie to keep their pieces in.